Weekend Dispatch

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Friday night's prom activities (and the final preparations last week) left me exhausted for the weekend. After staying up late on Friday night for Emma to return from the after party, I was completely wiped out on Saturday. Needless to say, I didn't do too much in the way of being productive, but I did catch up on reading, listening, and binge-watching some faves.

Here's how I spent my weekend:

The hotly anticipated Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile hit Netflix on Friday, and I was more than eager to watch. The movie chronicles the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. Zac Efron played the many faces of Bundy with expertise. He was believable in the role, and I often forgot it was a movie. However, I did think the timeline of the movie was difficult to follow if you didn't have in-depth knowledge of the dates and locations of the crimes. I found myself Googling often to get a better handle on how much Bundy skipped all over the country.

Generally I don't eat before I work out, but lately, I've been trying to make something small because I've realized how much more stamina it gives me to go the extra mile during my workouts. I've been making this peanut butter and banana smoothie when I wake up on my workout days to fuel me. The bananas and peanut butter offer a combination potassium and protein that will energize me.

This coming Sunday is Mother's Day. Maybe you are going out to brunch or dinner or maybe you are celebrating at home. Whatever you have planned, I'm sure it will be a special and memorable celebration. But do you know why we celebrate Mother's Day and how it came to be? I found this article on the origins of Mother's Day to be informative and interesting. I've been celebrating this day practically my whole life and had no idea there was a woman (and a president) to thank for the day.

I always seem to listen to the same types of podcasts (serial murder, beauty, lifestyle, news & politics,  or comedy. Last night, I decided to veer in a different direction with a music podcast that I found by browsing Spotify. I came across Broken Record with Malcom Gladwell, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlum. I listened to the interview with Pentatonix and was so entertained and informed. The A Capella group is so incredibly talented, and I loved hearing how they approach composing a song and subsequently singing it. The episode was capped off by a stellar performance. If you like Pentatonix, give it a listen.
So, tell me. What do you have planned this weekend?

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